polydipsia


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pol·y·dip·si·a

 (pŏl′ē-dĭp′sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.

[poly- + Greek dipsa, thirst + -ia.]

pol′y·dip′sic adj.

polydipsia

(ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol excessive thirst
[C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst]
ˌpolyˈdipsic adj

pol•y•dip•si•a

(ˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə)

n.
excessive thirst.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly- poly- + dípsios thirsty) + -ia -ia]

polydipsia

extreme thirst; an abnormal and continuous craving for drink.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polydipsia - excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
thirst, thirstiness - a physiological need to drink
diabetes - a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
Translations

pol·y·dip·si·a

n. polidipsia, sed insaciable.
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Digital management is helpful in the management of the symptoms of diabetes such as polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia.
This case discusses a 6-year-old male patient with a two-month history of polyuria and polydipsia (3800-4000 cc/d).
Diagnostic criteria for Diabetes mellitus include symptoms of diabetes (include polyuria, polydipsia and unexplained weight loss with glucosuria and ketonuria) plus random plasma glucose [greater than or equal to] 200 mg/dL or fasting (at least 8 hrs.) plasma glucose [greater than or equal to] 126 mg/dL or 2 hr plasma glucose during OGTT [greater than or equal to] 200 mg/dL or HbAlc [greater than or equal to] 6.5%.
Diabetes insipidus is characterized by an impaired renal water reabsorption, leading to polyuria and consequently, polydipsia (Kortenoeven & Fenton).
(16) The primary theory for the decreased incidence of SIADH with use of atypical antipsychotics is related to decreased rates of psychogenic polydipsia leading to lower incidence of hyponatremia.
The well-known clinical symptoms of CNDI are polydipsia, polyuria, hypernatremia and hyperchloraemia (17,18).
Patients with blood glucose greater than or equal to 250 mg/dL and HbAlc greater than or equal to 8.5% with symptoms such as weight loss, polydipsia, polyuria, or nocturia should receive basal insulin during initiation and titration of metformin.
Patients with blood glucose greater than or equal to 250 mg/dL and Hb[A.sub.1c] greater than or equal to 8.5% with symptoms such as weight loss, polydipsia, polyuria, or nocturia should receive basal insulin during initiation and titration of metformin.
Patients with high blood sugar typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).
[7,8] There are often prodromal symptoms of vomiting, abdominal pain, polydipsia and encephalopathy.
When symptoms occur, they are usually secondary to hypertension or the resulting hypokalemia: cramps and fatigue; cardiac arrhythmias, manifested by palpitations; progressive weakness, even reporting cases of generalized paralysis; polydipsia and polyuria due to diabetes insipidus induced by hypokalemia (8).
Material and Methods: Admitted in active service soldiers with polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, weight changes and delayed wound healing in the Medical ward during this period meeting the criteria of DM according to American diabetic association (ADA) guidelines were included in this study.